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Thread #6817   Message #3539456
Posted By: PHJim
19-Jul-13 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
I was told that either John and Fred introduced the song by saying (tongue in cheek) that they wrote the song when World Music was becoming quite popular so they decided to cash in on the fad and write a song in another language. Since English was the only language they knew, they used onomatopoeia in order to write the Hawaiian phrases in the song. I guess they got a couple of actual Hawaiian words in there by luck.